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Philippine Long Distance Telephone

The Philippines is still a developing country struggling to keep up with the standards of the modern world. As a nation, the Philippines is still considered "young" (102 years old) and thus, still undergoing "growing pains" including the effects from the past. The inherent sufferings of the Filipinos are not superficial, but rather a true reminder of how much the country had undergone through years of abuse and misuse of power by past administrations. Fortunately, the Philippine infrastructure of today shows a promising future for the nation's entrepreneurs. New roads, bridges, and communications services have been created to meet the nation's slowly, but steadily rising economy. The telecommunications infrastructure is a fast-growing Philippine project which allows almost all regions to connect with the world of advancing technological culture.

Philippine Long Distance Telephone

In Oroquieta City, telecommunications service is exploding. Although the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PDLT) is still the main telephone used, the mobile telephones or cell phones are becoming more widely used due to convenience and cost. Text messaging using the cell phone is very popular not only in Oroquieta City, but all over the Philippines as well. It was not long ago when telephone lines were very limited in Oroquieta City. Teletype or telegraph systems were prodimantly used to connect from one region of the Philippines to the other, much less the county's ability to connect to the outside world. Today, it is very different in Oroquieta City. Many people now deliver network application services through enhanced wireless messaging system, such as the cellular telephones and internet systems. Unlike most other cities, the demand for cellular telephone service in Oroquieta City equates to the demand for in-building wired telephone lines. This is because the internet system has served "interisland" and international communications not only to the majority of private sectors, but to the Local City Government as well.

Bureau of Philippine Telecommunications

Today, the telecommunications of Oroquieta City is a promising means of intellectual transit for our younger Oroquietanian generations. Wireless and wireline communication systems have now evolved in Oroquieta City because of the increasing use of wireless telephones or cell phones in and around the neighboring towns of Oroquieta City. In contrast to the United States (USA) struggle to decentralize or deregulate its communications system, the Philippines telecommunications infrastructure is not way behind from this competitive marketing edge. An appropriated government agency of the Philippines works as a "watchdog" of its fast-growing telecommunications. While, the USA's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates its interstate communications carrier, the Philippines also has a similar "watchdog." This "watchdog" ensures that the communications service system in the Philippines is in accordance with the National Government regulatory standards and in consonance with the international communications business communities.

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